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Yes you can. The Mac mini has good margins which is cheap compared to an iMac. A MacBook was cheap compared to a MBP. The iPod nanos have always had good margins. Wall Street wasn't looking for a cheap iPhone with low margins. They were looking for a iPhone which would be competitive in the mid-tier smartphone market, providing Apple with growth by entering a new segment.
 for geeks yes but not the general public. I know many people who have moved from one platform to the other. I don't think platform loyalty between iOS and Android is anywhere near as strong as OSX and Windows.
I find the pre-order situation odd. People know what they are getting with the 5s as it looks the same as the older 5, if they are sold on the new technology inside then the decision is made and so they would be happy to pre-order.   For the 5c I would have thought most people would want to wait and see them in the flesh before purchasing. How nice is the plastic, is it comfortable to hold, how bright are those colours etc? I think the 5c will sell, but it will be a slow...
 Maybe we have a more competitive environment here in the UK, but if the phone only cost $300 then the $150 difference that the carrier didn't have to pay would be used to reduce the monthly payment. 100% of the saving probably wouldn't be passed on to the customer but you could see a $5 per month reduction.
 There is no doubt some people will get the 5c instead of a 5s, be that because of the price different or personal preference. But what was your girlfriend using before, or what would she have purchased if the 5c didn't exist? If it's the case that she would have purchased the 5s if the 5c didn't exist then Apple hasn't gained anything. The question is will the 5c attract new customers to Apple, and in what volume? There was a news article the other day in the UK about the...
 They certainly could do that, and maybe with the rumours of 5s shortages they deliberately priced the 5c high short term in case people gave up waiting for the 5s and jumped to the 5c. However lowering the price of a product never sits well with your existing customers who purchased at the higher price. If possible it would be better to change the pricing structure with a new model.  I think the market expected Apple to try for the mid tier now, rather than in the future....
 Yes it was simplistic. I do have some sort of life compared so others on here so I'm not going to waste my time going into every last detail, and given the vast cost difference there isn't really any need to so to see that Apple are making huge margins on these new phones and could easily have priced them lower if they choose to do so. The reason why I compared the price to the iPad mini cellular was that it would have most, if not all, of those licensing costs. Yet the...
 they do it to build anticipation but IMO it's starting to wear a little thin these days.
there is no question all the iPhones are priced purely based on what Apple thinks people are willing to pay rather than a fair margin on top of the cost to manufacture. The problem with that approach is that people are wising up, there are alternatives out there now which are just as good and no body likes to be ripped off. There is no possible way an 32GB iPhone 5c should cost $350 more than a 32GB iPod touch - radios, antennas and a proximity sensor don't cost that much....
4S and 5 are both really poor for battery life, my old 4 was much better. The biggest benefit for Apple producing a bigger screened iPhone would be so they can fit in a larger battery. Having a phone that can last all day shouldn't be too much to ask.
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